Friday, March 15, 2013

Chess on the iPad

When was the last time you heard this conversation on a Friday afternoon in a middle school classroom?

Student 1: What are you going to do when you go home this afternoon?
Student 2: I'm going to play some chess on my iPad!

On Fridays one of our 8th grade Math Flipped Classrooms has an extra class period to work on math enrichment. They have started a little chess club in the classroom where students are learning to play chess on their iPads. The students are really excited and learning problem solving, critical thinking, and strategy skills.

One of the students is so excited that he created a chess club website for the class.

Monte Vista Chess Online

We have also downloaded a couple of free Chess apps so students can use these along with the Chess websites they have been using.

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